Ferry Terminals Receive Security Enhancements
On September 17, 2004, the Golden Gate Bridge,
Highway and Transportation District awarded a contract for ferry
terminal security enhancements budgeted at nearly $900,000, with
$520,000 coming from a federal Port Security Grant awarded by the
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the remaining
coming from a combination of District and Federal Transportation
Built in 1976 and 1978, the Golden Gate Larkspur and San Francisco
Ferry Terminals have undergone minor changes and remodels over the
years. Responding to the national security events of the past
several years, Golden Gate Ferry is complying with the requirements
of the TSA, the Maritime Administration, and the United States Coast
Guard to further secure our facilities.
This project focuses on security enhancements that
include installing surveillance cameras, perimeter security panels
and gates, and backup communications equipment. As construction
progresses, ferry customers will notice the addition of a new
security wall system along various entrance points at the terminals.
To preserve the general open nature of the terminals and to not
impede views of the Bay, the new security wall system will be
constructed of transparent polycarbonate.
Construction will begin on Monday, November 1,
2004, and will take about four months to complete. During this time,
there are no significant passenger or service disruptions